Rising Phoenix

This post is early in the day even for me, I know, but I’e2’80’99m off to the Poisoned Pen conference in Phoenix, where it’e2’80’99s going to be 108 degrees’e2’80’94the mythic bird is surely aflame and ready to rise from the ashes. I’e2’80’99ll write Sunday and let you know what, in the end, I decided to talk about.

I’e2’80’99ve drawn 15 names for copies of LOCKED ROOMS, you’e2’80’99re being notified today. And if you didn’e2’80’99t win, you still have a chance at the audio tapes next month.

There was a question about the length of a book talk. The party is an hour, then at seven we’e2’80’99ll all listen to Laurie natter on about the book and ask questions for a while, and at eight we’e2’80’99ll sign books and slink away into the night. Certainly, by 8:30 we should let Book Passage put away their chairs.

And the answers to the June 10th blog are:
The Beekeeper’e2’80’99s Apprentice
The Game
O Jerusalem
I don’e2’80’99t know
Locked Rooms

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  1. Cornelia on June 17, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    108 degrees – sounds like the Phoenix quickly will be back to ashes again … My brain refuses to imagine such temperatures. Personally, I already start melting around 85 degrees.

    Nevertheless: Have fun!

  2. Jaimee Drew on June 18, 2005 at 1:55 am

    Be aware that you will hear, “But it’s a dry heat” about 8,000 times this weekend. Regardless, have a wonderful trip. Just remember when the sweat is pooling in your shoes that it could be worse- it could be August!

  3. WDI on June 19, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    Jaimee wrote:
    “Be aware that you will hear, “But it’s a dry heat” about 8,000 times this weekend”

    ROFL! That was my first thought when I read the post 🙂 I still find dry heat more tolerable than the humid heat of the southeast — but whether it’s 108 degrees of dry heat or a combination of heat and humidity that results in a heat factor of 108, it’s still freaking hot! Drink lots and lots of water and be generous with the sunscreen and skin lotion 🙂

    And enjoy the trip!

  4. Erin on June 19, 2005 at 5:41 pm

    *laughs* You don’t know where one of the quotes is from? That’s a bit of a trick question then, isn’t it? I don’t feel so bad about not guessing it now=)

    About sweat pooling in shoes: technically that doesn’t happen at 108 degrees of dry heat because any liquid on your skin at that point just kind of evaporates. It is more like being baked. You can’t really sweat when you are being baked. I rather liked the being baked feel better than the sticky that comes along with the humidity.

  5. Kerowyn on June 22, 2005 at 6:41 am

    I’m glad you couldn’t remember the fourth one either. Now I’m going to have to reread and see if I can find it.

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